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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

At least 22 companies have been sued by the Jamaica Association of Composers, Authors and Publishers (JACAP) since the start of the year for copyright infringement, and after securing a recent win in its legal battle against Mars Cable Vision...

Published:Monday | November 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Almost 30 years after Jamaica first started its consideration of laws to address the issue of sexual harassment, executive director of Woman Inc Joyce Hewett has concluded that the political will is not there for the legislation to be passed.And...

Published:Wednesday | October 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

With 20 journalists murdered in the Americas since April this year, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) has described the last sixth months as the most lethal period in the carrying out of journalistic activity in the region."Eight...

Published:Saturday | October 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

President of The Mico University College Dr Asburn Pinnock estimates that nearly 30 per cent of the country's children have a special need and is, therefore, hoping that a diagnostic centre in each parish will soon become a reality."While we claim...

Published:Monday | October 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Almost half of the graduates of the Jamaica Defence Force National Reserve were missing from their passing-out parade (graduation ceremony) on Saturday having been fast-tracked into service in the areas where enhanced security measures have been...

Published:Monday | August 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The search is now on for a full-time occupational health and safety (OHS) expert for the Cornwall Regional Hospital (CRH), which is currently undergoing a massive rehabilitation exercise after consistent reports of noxious fumes at the health...

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Several local overseas-employment agencies have closed their doors in the last two years because of their inability to place workers in temporary jobs in the United States and the growth in the number of of unlicensed agents who are giving the...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The government is currently finalising arrangements for the acquisition of a property outside Kingston that will be used as a shelter for battered women who are living in fear because of domestic abuse.According to Gender Affairs Minister Olivia...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

One in four women in Jamaica has been physically abused by a male partner, and one in five has reported being sexually abused before reaching 18 years old.These are just some of the findings of the Women's Health Survey 2016, which was launched...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:02 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

One local physician is dispelling the myth that pregnant women should eat for two as obesity in pregnant women is proving to be a major risk factor for stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Jamaica...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Limited access to financing, and crime, continue to be major threats to small business owners, but with appropriate planning, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) believes entrepreneurs can overcome these impediments.While the...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Andrea Moore is warning that the shift system operating in some schools in Portland could create problems for the parish in the not-too-distant future.According to Moore, a vibrant neighbour-hood watch has helped to maintain a low...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson said he was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica yesterday by airline officials in Atlanta who claimed the directive to deny him entry came from the Jamaican Government.It was, in fact, the Jamaican...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

More than 50 police were trained in improving investigative and prosecutorial outcomes over the weekend, as part of efforts to increase the country's conviction rate and secure justice for scores of Jamaicans.The two-day training seminar was funded...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans consume more than two billion eight-ounce servings of sugary drinks per year, but Finance Minister Audley Shaw has issued a stern warning to manufacturers of these beverages to lower their sugar content going forward and not wait on the...

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